Identity theft is a crime involving the use of another person’s personal information to take on their identity.
Thieves make fraudulent purchases, open charge accounts and wreak havoc with the financial lives of their victims. It can take a victim months or even years to undo the damage an identity thief does to his credit.
The best way to avoid falling prey to an identity thief is to protect your Social Security numbers, driver's license, credit card numbers, ATM cards, computer passwords and other pieces of personal information.
The CCSO has compiled a list of tips to help you protect your identity. Click here to see them.